The TransAM Asset Management Platform Reaches a New Milestone

Reflecting the dramatic growth, impact and continued promise of TransAMthe first open-source asset management platform for transportation—Cambridge Systematics (CS) welcomes Kyle Emge in the new role of TransAM Product Line Manager.

“TransAM’s place in the market has matured over the past five years; it now calls for a dedicated Product Line Manager who will help the platform to continue evolving in response to the emerging  needs of transportation agencies,” said Eric Ziering, Executive Vice President, CS Software. “We’re excited to have Kyle Emge join the team. He has the background and focus our clients need to identify and implement a long-term vision for the platform, provide oversight on deliverables, and actively engage with agencies to help ensure that the platform’s progression keeps pace and strategically matches the market’s needs.”

Mr. Emge joins CS Software with a track record of success managing a proprietary, off-the-shelf transportation grant management system as well as a deep understanding of the transportation industry and capital programs from his work at Massachusetts DOT. Previous to his work at MassDOT, Mr. Emge developed new funding policies and procedures for transportation revenue proposals as a Senior Fiscal Policy Analyst for the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways & Means. Mr. Emge served in the U.S. Navy for five years and holds a master degree in international relations focused on transportation from the University of Massachusetts.

Cambridge Systematics developed the TransAM platform in 2012 with the Virginia Department of Rail & Public Transit and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Public Transportation, funded in part by the Federal Transit Association’s State of Good Repair Grant to help streamline Federal asset reporting and grant management. Since then, it has grown to meet changing requirements as well as the specific needs of an expanding group of agencies using TransAM.

Today, more than 250 transit agencies and State DOTs rely on TransAM with many contributing to its funded enhancements that help ensure the platform constantly expands to meet new regulations and support more effective asset management. They also form a community of agencies that, no matter their location or size, collaborate on best practices. In his role, Mr. Emge will help further the growth and collaboration that emerge from TransAM’s open-source platform and practices.

For more information on TransAM or to learn how the platform can support your goals, contact Kyle Emge at kemge@camsys.com